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The Story of India

The Making of the Film

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Why did you want to make a series on the history of India?

Duration: 1 min 07sec

Michael talks about the fact that there had never been a television history of India which, pre-Partition, represented one fifth of the world's population.


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What was the biggest challenge in making The Story of India?

Duration: 40 sec

Michael says the biggest challenge was how to tell the story of India in just 6 hours. How does one compress 5,000 years of history and yet still convey the richness and complexity.


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What was it like filming in India?

Duration: 55 sec

Michael tells what a great experience he had in India—constant excitement, good food and says you're never alone filming in India. Indians are very film literate and full of helpful filming advice.


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What were the highlights of making the film?

Duration: 1min 38 sec

Michael recounts some of the many highlights: filming inside great monuments, attending festivals and melas with millions of people and sharing that experience with the joint British/Indian film crew.


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Why is India special to you?

Duration: 1 min 21sec

Michael describes India as an endlessly fascinating and inexhaustibly interesting place—particularly special as it has managed to preserve its traditional civilizations into the modern world.


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What were your most memorable moments?

Duration: 1min 32sec

Michael reminisces on his best moments in India and describes being covered with multi-colored paint, stampeded by bulls and meeting Indian ladies on pilgrimage at Holi.